200,000 residents have been evacuated this week from the near imminent collapse of the Oroville Dam, which threatens to put the entire valley under 100ft of water. The details of the disaster have been well covered by the media. We must be aware of something greater.
The state of California has been under threat of judgment for decades, and this is only the beginning. The level of its wickedness continues to rise, as sin becomes more normalized to shocking degrees.
And yet there is even hope for such a wretched state. This may be obvious to some, but God is sending a cleansing upon the land. He is not done with California, and we must pray that those innocents who would be caught in harm’s way would be spared. Friends, the massive amounts of rain were not a mere weather phenomenon. We read in 1 Kings that the withholding of the rains from Israel was a sign of spiritual and moral dryness on the land. So bad was it that women were cannibalizing their children. But the rains returned, and with it a sign of both cleansing judgment and spiritual renewal.
Those in the prophetic gifting have been predicting revival on the west coast for years. A rise in repentance unto the Lord following judgment is a common theme in scripture, the mechanics of which are in play throughout the world.
Ahab and Jezebel are going to be dealt their just desserts. Next will be continued rain, but not destructive rain. Rejuvenating rain that will wash away filth.